Sunday 24th December 2017


Sharpness     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER in the Old Dock at SARA at 3:45pm. (Paul Taylor).Great Northern Diver 241217

Gloucester     The female PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO837204 until 1:15pm at least. Also a pair of Stonechats. (John Martin/Mark Hobson/Les Waring). Pic by Les.Stonechat 241217

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Club lake still this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Forest of Dean     At 3:45pm a pair of Goshawks flew over Clearwell Meend/Clearwell village. (Alan Waterman).

Staunton     A Barn Owl at 2:35am. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     From Meerend thicket today three Grey Herons, 137+ Teal, 177+ Wigeon, 11 Shovelers, 37+ Pintails, 66 Canada Geese, six Greylags, 120+ Lapwings, 62+ Mallards, two Cormorants, two Snipe, 25+ Pied Wagtails, 13 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 100 Fieldfares, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Bullfinch, a Sparrowhawk and six Red-legged Partridges. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham     A  juvenile Peregrine continues to return to Christ Church to feed.  The adults leave out prey for him.  Also the adult male returns to eat as well.  Pics from the 23rd.

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About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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